Ella Ree Tucker Rice left this life for heaven on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 after a lengthy illness. Ella Ree was born May 6, 1932 in Jefferson County, Ark., to John J. Tucker and Virgie Mae Peterson Tucker. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her stepmother Hazel Floyd Tucker, sisters Virgie Norene Tucker, Joy Tucker Lawhon Bearden and daughter Ruth Ellen Rice.
Mrs. Rice was a retired executive secretary and accounting assistant and was of the Protestant faith. She was also a member of the Eastern Star - Glendale, Ariz., chapter having recently received her 25 year pin and also enjoyed clothes and crafting.
Ella Ree is survived by her husband of 60 years, Harold Rice, Sr. of North Little Rock; two sons, Harold Rice, Jr. of Monroe, La., and John Rice of Maumelle; one daughter, Cheryl Anne Rice of North Little Rock; three sisters, Virginia Tucker Hankins of Pine Bluff, Kay Tucker LaRue of Houston, Texas and Mary Tucker Moore of Pine Bluff; and two grandsons, Harold Rice, III and Matt Rice.
The family of Mrs. Rice would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the Baptist Health Medical Center - North Little Rock Hospice Group for the special care they gave to our loved one.
Graveside service will be 12:00 p.m. Monday at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello. Visitation and prayer service will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.